French fries are largely believed to have originated in Namur, a Francophone province of Belgium, in 1680 when a river froze over and citizens could no longer fish. With no available fish to fry, they began frying potatoes instead. However, some historians have argued that this would take place before the arrival of potatoes in the Namur province, making the story implausible.
Regardless of its origins, there are now many varieties of the potato product. From thinly-sliced shoestring fries, to seemingly controversial crinkle cut fries to the standard straight cut, there are many options to choose from.
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